Oct 10, 2013 6:20 PM by Sara Donchey
CORPUS CHRISTI -- Moody High School students got a very realistic sense of the consequences of driving drunk.
CCPD and Driscoll Children's Hospital staged a mock accident--called "shattered Dreams"--to teach students about underage drinking.
EMTs, firefighters, teachers and a handful of students all participated.
And it's all meant to look shockingly real.
"I die at the scene. I'm going to be hanging out of a window, and, I'm dead," said Miranda Villegas.
Some students had contorted expressions and were visibly shocked by the gory scene.
Charlie Ramirez of DPS said that sometimes, that's what it takes to get the message to really sink in with young people.
"It's an excellent program to make people understand this is serious business. This is why it's called shattered dreams."
The staged accident painted a picture of a group of teens, under the influence of alcohol, that crashed head on.
Police and medics acted out a rescue scene. There was even a hearse there for effect.
Students who attended gave a generally positive response to the event.
Student Emma Saenz explained that sometimes it helps to show what could happen, rather than just tell someone about it.
"There has been a lot of accidents with the kids, mostly with the drinking, and I think it's the best way to show what could happen."